The Ultimate Guide to The Singleton Whisky

The Ultimate Guide to The Singleton Whisky

Discover The Singleton – a deliciously smooth and award-winning Single Malt Scotch whisky, crafted to be enjoyed from the very first sip. The Singleton focuses on the epicurean world of taste and aims to bring good friends together through enjoyable drinks occasions that let 'you do you'.

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A Guide to The Singleton Whisky

Three celebrated distilleries, Dufftown, Glendullan, and Glen Ord, that rose in the late 19th century, are united today by a single vision - to create great tasting Single Malts that are exceptionally balanced, easy to drink and deliciously enjoyable from the very first sip.

Founded in the 19th century, Dufftown is located at the heart of the Speyside region of Scotch whisky production. In our early years, the water from Jock’s Well, an artesian spring upstream, had been diverted to rivals at night a number of times. We are proud to still use this pure water today.

Constructed in 1897, Glendullan distillery sits on the bank of the River Dullen amongst the picturesque Convall Hills. Glendullan’s onion-shaped stills produce a delicate spirit with a green apple profile.

One of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, Glen Ord is steeped in history. Founded on the Black Isle in the Scottish Highlands, it sits on a stretch of land that had been in the possession of Clan Mackenzie for nearly 700 years, when Thomas Mackenzie built the distillery in 1838. It is from this famous Scottish clan that the distillery adopts its motto, "Luceo non uro", meaning “I shine not burn”. The Singleton continues to be inspired by this today, with its emphasis on slow batched distillation.

Flavor Profile

The Singleton whiskies are generally described as smooth and fruity, as a result of the casks used and a very gentle distillation process. A combination of European oak ex-Sherry casks and American oak ex-Bourbon casks gives the whisky a perfectly balanced, smooth profile.

The Singleton is famed for its rich, sensorial flavors, yet aims to demystify flavor for its customers; eschewing traditional tasting notes in favor of sensorial flavor descriptions of the liquid. The Singleton whisky is described as 'luscious nectar', 'sublimely smooth' with a 'fruity decadence'.

The Singleton focuses on taste, not complexity, and its makers take more time and care every step of the way, even before the aging process begins. Creating simply delicious, deeply pleasurable, rich, smooth Single Malts, to be savored from the very first sip. The Singleton is made to be unapologetically enjoyed.

Interesting Facts

  • The Singleton says "We have slow craft in our soul". Favoring slow batch distillation, their team knows that a little bit longer makes all the difference.
  • Since 2007, The Singleton of Dufftown whiskies have won over 95 whisky awards, including Double Gold at the S.F. Spirits World Competition 2020.
  • The Singleton is made to be 'Unapologetically Enjoyed'. Sorry, not sorry, for being so delicious!
  • Glen Ord Master of Malt, Maureen, is a regular judge at the International Spirits Competition and was one of the first female blenders in the business.


Join Erv in this episode of Scotch Tapes, as he visits Muir of Ord in the Highlands of Scotland, to explore The Singleton Distillery.

Uncover what makes the fermentation process so unique here, with Erv and his special guest!

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